Highlights from Dr. Mohammad bin Abdul Karim Al Isa’s sermon
We must take care of our neighbors.
Islam teaches respect for all humanity.
Islam believes in saving humanity.
The Islamic message respects geography, context and diversity.
A true believer walks the straight path.
A true believer must have a kind heart
Those who resort to violence will be defeated.
New Delhi (India), July 14: Muslim World League Secretary General Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Isa, who is on a five-day visit to India, offered Friday prayers at Jama Masjid in Delhi.
Before prayers, Al-Isa met Shahi Imam Ahmad Bukhari of Delhi’s Jama Masjid.
On Thursday, Swaminarayan, president of the International Islamic Halal Organization, spent three hours in Akshardham, saying India is a great example of unity in diversity and his visit to the Akshardham temple in the national capital only served to strengthen the belief.
On a visit to the temple, which attracts visitors from all over the world, he said, “India is a great example of unity in diversity and my visit to Akshardham – a place of worship, full of love, peace and harmony, sums it up”.
Al-Isa said that he witnessed Akshardham’s art, architecture, culture and values and also mentioned its glorious contribution to the world. “It was also his personal desire to hold discussions with the husbands on world peace, harmony and coexistence,” a press statement said.
Muslim World League Secretary General met President Draupadi Murmu on Wednesday.
The President said that India, as a multi-cultural, multi-lingual, multi-ethnic and multi-religious society, celebrates unity in diversity.
“More than 200 million Indian Muslim brothers and sisters make us the country with the second largest Muslim population in the world,” he said.
Later, Al-Isa addressed the ‘Dialogue for Harmony among Religions’, an event organized in collaboration with the Global Foundation for Civilizational Harmony (India) on Wednesday.
In his address, he praised the Indian philosophy and tradition that taught harmony to the world and said he saluted India’s democracy and constitution.
Praising Indian philosophy and tradition, Al-Isa said, “I salute Indian democracy, I salute the Constitution of India. I salute Indian philosophy and tradition which has taught the world harmony.”
He issued another exhortation to religious leaders saying there is a need to protect and guide the next generation.
“Whenever there is a lack of dialogue between the two, misunderstandings and problems arise. Therefore, it is important to build a bridge of dialogue. To prevent the clash of civilizations, we need to protect and guide the next generation from childhood,” Al-Issa said.
Al-Isa, an Islamic scholar and renowned figure in global affairs, also emphasized the need to stand against narratives of the clash of civilizations and religious hatred.
During his visit to India, Al-Isa also met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday and discussed furthering interfaith dialogue, countering extremist ideologies, promoting global peace and deepening the partnership between India and Saudi Arabia. (with agency input)